Granny Shoots from the Hip--on washing

Lava Sus Manos--Wash Your Hands...more

Granny Shoots From he Hip

Naked, Drunk and Writing—good title for a book. Too bad, it’s already taken.I wouldn’t talk about myself so much, but I know more about me than anybody.This morning I had garlic for breakfast. Not a normal fare, but I had this wonderful sour-dough whole wheat bread from Metropol’s here in Eugene Oregon, and a couple of nights ago I roasted a few garlic bulbs—still had some let-over in the frig. So I toasted the bread, spread copious amounts of butter, ate cold garlic cloves with it, and Yum. (Hot coffee too.)...more

Don't Tell Mommy

Between the years of 1956 and 1967 my mother wrote letters to the Harry Holt Adoption Agency. She wrote of the mistakes she had made in her past, of how desperately she wanted children, and after getting them, she wrote about the antics of a growing family....more

I Wish I Had a Picture

  I posted a picture of my mother and my sister Jan the month Jan arrived from Korea and flew into my mother's arms, but I cannot for some reason post it here....more

The Challenge

Sunday I was browsing the book self at a local consignment store wanting a novel in a hurry. I’ve been reading success oriented books, but I miss having an on-going novel.  I slid past titles, and opened a few to their first page--put that one back, a second, a third.What makes us want to read a book?I’m tired of books that begin with the weather. Or one who’s first line tries to shock me with something so gross it make me want to puke.  (Maybe that’s the reason I’m not a publisher.)...more

Jan's Story

She was crying when I first saw her. She was three years old.  I was twenty.  ...more

What Am I Missing?

Pray tell, why do we have some much violence as entertainment?We’re good people. We love peace. I don’t believe we want to train our children to be fighters. Am I wrong in this? We lobby for gun control while using guns abundantly in movies or on television. Are we teaching that a gun is the way to solve a problem?I don’t get it. What am I missing?...more

The Pause Between Heartbeats

It’s the day after Thanksgiving and I rush to my computer to find I’m being followed on Twitter by Johnny Depp. I’m Twitterpated.Now I need to write some clever tweets, oh my, the pressure....more

What Makes You Happy?

Can you name seven things that make you happy? I took the challenge…here are mine. I would love to see yours. (1). I lost a pan lid. I don’t know how one loses a quart-sized sauce pan lid, but I did. Little Boy Darling said worms carried it away. Congers up a fascinating image doesn’t it? Happiness entry number one--Living with a 3 year old. What a kick....more

Women, Let's Stand Together, but Not in Five Inch Heels

Okay they make clever cute shoes these days, but come on, Ginger Rodgers danced with Fred Astaire in 3 inch heels (maybe less) and looked elegant and sexy. We went to our high school Prom in 3 inch heels and danced the night away, but still ended up in sock feet, and our dates didn’t care.I have been astounded at the shoes I see and the women who walk in them. Even women who can handle walking on their toes, walk pitched forward in 5 inch heels, and to me, that doesn’t look graceful....more